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i liked. it was president obama. four years and a half years ago people back in the fall of 2006 would say things like, he's never going get elected there's no way america would elect a prime african-american you can't get elected with the name barack obama. it's actually didn't matter. i didn't know anybody in chicago. i didn't know anybody around the candidate. so it didn't look like anything was going to be happening. december 26, december 26, 2006 my wife and i were shopping day after christmas we were shopping in a borns and noble just up the road in california. my phone goes off. this is right out of west wing. it's like, my tornado watch. it's somebody calling to find out if i'm interesting in working with the barack obama campaign. and so, of course, i was. i was quickly connected with a guy named steve held brand who became the deputy campaign manager. he was assessing staff. i thought i was apply forking the job for national campaign manager. it's voter exact. i thought i got to put it on the table i'm perfect for the job. i said, steve never indicated back that i was b
. it was leaked out. it was five years old. but there is a lot of stuff in there that the obama campaign would rather not deal with. there's a couple of polls. one in virginia. one in florida, that showed those states tighting. >> republicans say there is one coming from ohio, republican inturnnal polls. they were sick about ohio. they're feeling better about it. >> any of this controversy over libya which was not brought up for whatever reason in the debate tonight. but obama, president obama has been under fire for their shifting explanation of why an ambassador was killed and what the root cause of that was. they initially said it had to do with silly videotape making fun of muslims. in fact it turns out this is organized effort by terrorists, probably associated with al qaeda. at a complex that didn't have as much security if you look at the reporting as it probably should have. probably not going to be a decisive issue in the campaign but another issue that goes to, was this a successful presidency? is he prosecuting things in a competent way? >> root cause and administration handling of
. it expires at end of year. let's see if i can get through all the component of this. in 2009, after president obama took office, the stimulus act included new credits, the primarily focused on low-income families and families who have kids in college. those were extended in 2010 and expire at the end of the year. there's the temporary cut in social security payroll taxes. that was done as stimulus for 2011 and extended for 2012. and then in addition to all those expiring tax provisions from a fiscal mariah macroeconomic point of view -- and so when you look at the debate over the phis clal cliff the point is recognized there's a diverse array of tax provisions under discussion. and that's important both for understanding the effects hones house hold dpircht house hold are effected differently by provision. at the low end for example, credit that were enacted in 2009 turned out to be important. as does the temporary cut in payroll taxes. they continue to be important for folks in the middle range of income, but that point also the 2001, 2003 tax cuts are important and if you go to the high end
business. look at president obama and his strategy with regard said drones and covert operations. it's very exceptional is the. is in this exceptional as the impulse something that could actually be more extreme in the next several years? >> i was with you right up until the end because exceptional rosamund isolationism are two different things. exceptional some can be the engine for imperial foreign policy. is the sense that america has a special role to play, of his income is back to the founding of the nation that leads to a tremendous amount of global activity. >> i was saying about those linked. >> let me be upon the first part of your premise. rahway's and isolationist nation we tell ourselves the smith. we sit here minding our business and people do things to us are there are evil people who hijack our foreign policy. the truth is the as states was not an isolationist power. we started off as a strip of lightly inhabited colonies along the coast of the atlantic and steadily for roughly 400 years expanded our word. if you want to call that an isolationist nation, don't really think th
like this. >> the mayor, like president obama says someone you're elected to represent everyone who voted for you or not. >> we will take one year. right here with other couple. >> are in thompson, junior at georgetown. so my question is more pertinent to the national stage, who saw a huge turnout, but afterwards with a common theme that our candidate won, but we lost. ron paul was able to drive a debate, but they're needed and didn't win the primary, so no longer part of that. my question is, how do we keep millennialist onto the national political scene, which might not be, as you said, the forefront of the politics, but it is where more and more things are getting decided in foreign affairs is a huge thing. so how do we keep engaged and involved in this when we were in a constant cycle and if you're not keeping our attention span, which is very short, which was shut down. >> we will grab one more here. >> hi, my name is jack welty, freshman year at georgetown. my question is similar. polarization is definitely where that gets tossed around a lot when talking about american politi
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